Ooh, new U2

• IRISH superstars U2 have released their new album, No Line On The Horizon.
The LP contains the hit single, Get On Your Boots.
• American Idol Kelly Clarkson has released her latest album, and it’s All I Ever Wanted.
The new release contains her latest single, My Life Would Suck Without You.
• Starsailor, the band behind the hit Good Souls, are back after a four year absence from the charts.
Their latest long-player, All The Plans, is out now.
• Former Zombies frontman Colin Blunstone has released a new LP.
Some 13 years in the making, The Ghost Of You And Me is finally available to buy.
• Irish singer Mary Coughlan has put out a new album, The House Of Ill Repute.
The album is her first studio effort since 2002’s Red Blues.
• Paris-based West African Daby Toure and London-based American Skip “Little Axe” McDonald have collaborated on a new EP.
Call My Name is a mixture of African influences, rock, blues, funk and reggae.
• The mouth-watering Hot Melts have cooked up new single.
The frenzied Edith was released on March 9.
• The trousersnake Juston Timberlake has lent his support to rapper T.I.
The pair’s single Dead And Gone, which features on T.I’s album Paper Trail, is out now.
• Teen Taylor Swift, who was the biggest-selling US artist of 2008, has released her new album in the UK.
The pop-meets-country collection Fearless contains her current single, Love Story.
• Result! The Score have released their debut single and album.
The British rappers’s first single We Got You is in stores now, ahead of the album Opus’s release on March 16.
• Pop royalty have gathered for Pop Princesses 2009.
The album, which is in stores now, features songs from Lady Gaga, Girls Aloud, Pink, Sugababes, Duffy, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Gabriella Cilmi, Alesha Dixon and many more.
• If all of this is music to your ears, you can read more from the pop world online at www.echoisaacashe.blogspot.com.

Who? U2, that’s who.

• PUT your shoes on, brave the wintry weather and head down to the shops to pick up a copy of U2’s new single Get On Your Boots.
The throbbing single, out on February 16, is the first track to be taken from forthcoming album No Line On The Horizon.
• Composer Nathan Riki Thomson’s new album, the laid-back Under Ubi’s Tree, is released on February 9.
The debut album sees the multi-instrumentalist create a unique melting pot of influences from around the world on a variety traditional instruments.
• Yorkshire ska punk band Random Hand release their latest album on February 9.
The album, Inhale/Exhale, is a blistering collection of tracks that will feature during their forthcoming live gigs at Birmingham Carling Academy and Nottingham Rock City.
• The dreamy sounds of Anglo-Japanese group Asobi Seksu, whose name translates as “casual sex”, hits the shelves on February 16 in form of new album Hush.
The group’s third studio LP, Hush is a shoegazey collection of lush pop.
• Australian electro-glam duo Empire Of The Sun release their anticipated album Walking on A Dream on February 16.
The psychedlic pop group, formed by Luke Steele of The Sleepy Jackson and Nick Little more of Pnau, are tipped for the top, and were named in the BBC’s Sound of 2009 poll.
• Get on the bandwagon of Jump Ship, a Bristol-based band whose debut album was released last year.
Whatisthisandwhy, produced by former Massive Attack and PJ Harvey collaborator Head, melds electronic influences with traditional instruments to stunning effect.
• Glaswegians Attic Lights release their versino of Minder theme I Could Be So Good For You on February 16.
The track comes ahead of the remake of the classic TV show on Channel Five this month, starring Shane Ritchie.
• If all of this is music to your ears, you can read more from the pop world online at www.echoisaacashe.blogspot.com

U2 live again

• U2’S SEMINAL live album Under A Blood Red Sky has had a digital overhaul to coincide with the re-release of the Live At Red Rocks concert footage.
The Irish group’s remastered album and DVD, originally filmed in Colorado and released back in 1983, are in stores once again.
• Actor, singer and TV personality John Barrowman releases a new album, Music Music Music, next month.
The album is co-written by Take That’s Gary Barlow and Kylie-producer Chris Braide, and features a new single, What About Us, which is out on November 17.
• Encore Une Fois? Why not – The Best Of Sash hits stores on October 20.
The dance legend’s compilation features tracks such as Ecuador, Stay, Adelante and Mysterious Times.
• If you’re a fan of hard rock, be sure to pick up a copy of the new single from Stone Gods.
The band release Don’t Drink The Water on October 27, before heading out on tour across the UK, including a date at Notttingham’s Rock City on November 20.
• Brighton-based band The Rivers have released a new download-only single, Love Or Whatever.
The energetic slice of pop rock is remiscent of The Kooks, and whets the appetite well for the band while they work on a debut LP.
• Still going after 50 years in the music business, Joe Brown releases his new album, More Of The Truth, on October 13.
As well as original music, the album mixes original material with covers such as All Shook Up and Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.
• Former Eurovision entrant James Fox is back with a new album and single in November.
Single Higher and album Rocking Chairs And Lemonade are typical of the South Wales-based singer songwirter’s catchy upbeat pop style.
• Rising stars Cut Off Your Hands release a new single, Happy As Can Be, on October 20.
The track is an exuberant drum-driven slice of charming, uplifting indie taken from forthcoming album You And I.
• Queen and former Free frontman Paul Rodgers have released The Cosmos Rocks, their first album of original material since the death of Freddie Mercury.
The album, dedicated to the legendary Queen frontman, features the latest single C-Lebrity.
• If all of this is music to your ears, you can read more from the pop world online at http://www.echoisaacashe.blogspot.com/.